Over the past two weeks, I’ve been scheduling little “headshot sessions” for each of the featured “Local Celebrity” Couples/Dancers for The 2000 Health Foundation’s upcoming fundraiser: A “Platinum & Pearls” Gala on September 16th @ L’Auberge.
I have already worked with Stephanie earlier this summer to create their billboards. (Blostpost featured here.) I’ll also be covering the Gala that night, showcasing the competing dancers. (From ballroom to salsa & other dances I can’t remember- they will all be competing!) Being a non-profit organization, I’ve “donated” & given a large discount for all of my services. But we’ve also just added another incentive:
**For every order placed from Gala coverage (which will be on the online ordering), LJP will donate 10% back!**
So, folks, if you’re looking for a great reason to have a night out, grab your husband, get a babysitter, & buy a ticket for you & your spouse! (If I wasn’t covering it, you can bet Adam & I would be going!) For more info, contact the 2000 Health Foundation @ 337-562-1137.
I tried to get a little information from each of the couples to feature their “celebrity status”. I don’t think I have something for everyone right now, but when I get a little more info, I’ll update it. The Gala is on a Sunday night.
Mr. Marty Briggs & Robbie Gunderson.
(Marty is our main newscaster for SWLA on KPLC Tv here in Lake Charles.)
Eligha & Nomicka Guillory.
(Nomicka was the 2006 Mrs. Louisiana & third runner-up to Miss America last year! And Mr. Eligha is the President of the Eljay Foundation for Parkinson Syndrome Awareness, Inc.)
Marshall & Paula Simien
(Marshall is the founder of Simien Law Firm in Lake Charles.)
Kevin & Michelle Guidry
(Kevin is the Calcasieu Parish Police Juror & former NFL Denver Broncos player.)
The couples’ very talented dance instructors, Jay & Maria Cotto.
Brent & Gisele McKinney.
(Brent is an attorney & 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals & Gisele is a physician at Women & Children’s Hospital.)
Leonard & Anne Knapp
(Anne is a professional Merrill Lynch Advisor & supporter of Sowella Community College. Leonard is a former D.A. & retired from the Court of Commissions of Lake Charles.)
Julio & Elizabeth Galan.
(Julio is the Executive Director & CEO of the Family & Youth Counseling Agency & his daughter, Elizabeth, is a Senior @ St. Louis High School.)
Ms. Stephanie Morris
(She has been my “main woman” with the 2000 Health Foundation & this amazing fundraiser.)
Ms. Lisa Walker
Ms. Nicoah Jones
The three main ladies that make up the committee that has been working hard on this event.